Following the lead of Europe RoHS (EU Directive 2011/65/EU), ten hazardous substances are restricted:
- Lead (Pb) and its compounds
- Cadmium (Cd) and its compounds
- Mercury (Me) and mercury compounds
- Hexavalent chromium (Cr 6+)
- Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs)
- Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)
- Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP)
- Di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP)
- Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
- Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)
None of these substances must exceed the concentrations thresholds of 0.1%, except cadmium which has a more restrictive threshold of 0.01%.
As is with EU RoHS, Ukraine’s decree has exemptions for the aforementioned restrictions. In fact, Ukraine’s RoHS has the same exemptions as the EU. A footnote at the end of annexes 3 and 4 of Ukraine RoHS emphasizes that the exemption numbers correspond to those of EU Directive 2011/65/EU. Two lists of the updated EU RoHS exemptions can be found on our European page.
Another similarity with EU RoHS is that a declaration of conformity (DoC) must be completed. Indeed, the DoC must be drafted, in Ukrainian. Furthermore. if it is completed in another language, it is necessary to provide a copy in Ukrainian.